Biden Admin, Big Tech colluded to violate ‘First Amendment': lawsuit ['Disinfo Dozen' Specifically Targeted]

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A recently filed joint petition by two state Attorneys General reveals that the Biden Administration and Big Tech colluded in a highly orchestrated manner to suppress the First Amendment rights of its users, as well as specifically targeting 12 health activists [Disinfo Dozen] with investigations, suppression, and deplatforming.

“Under the First Amendment, the federal Government should have no role in policing private speech or picking winners and losers in the marketplace of ideas. But that is what federal officials are doing, on a massive scale – a scale whose full scope and impact is yet to be determined.” [pg 3, Landry and Schmitt lawsuit]

A lawsuit filed on August 31, 2022, by Attorneys General Jeff Landry of Louisiana and Eric Schmitt of Missouri alleges that at least 45 federal officials across multiple agencies within the Biden administration colluded with Facebook and Twitter to adjust their algorithms to “censor freedom of speech” on a number of topics, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Google, Linkedin, and other tech platforms have also been implicated in this highly coordinated effort. 

As stated within the 67-page joint petition

“These federal bureaucrats are deeply embedded in a joint enterprise with social-media companies to procure the censorship of social-media speech.” [pg. 9]

The network was so extensive it has been dubbed a “Censorship Enterprise,” and according to the New York Post:

“Landry and Schmitt also claimed that Facebook’s parent company Meta had admitted that at least 32 government officials, including workers at the FDA, US Election Assistance Commission and the White House had communicated with the company about content moderation — contacts that weren’t disclosed by the White House.”

White House and Big Tech Targeted Specific Individuals for Investigation and Suppression

The lawsuit exposed internal communications between Facebook and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) showing that the accounts of 12 individuals, who had already undergone extensive defamatory attacks by an organization called The Center for Countering Digital Hate (who coined the phrase ‘disinformation dozen'), were specifically targeted for "investigation" and suppression. 

View email thread here.

A week after President Biden’s infamous accusation that “Facebook is killing people,” on July 23, 2021, a senior Meta executive reported their ‘progress’ to Surgeon General Murthy in both modifying their speech algorithms and redirecting the blame to 12 individuals as follows: 

 “I wanted to make sure you saw the steps we took just this past week to adjust policies on what we are removing with respect to misinformation, as well as steps taken to further address the ‘disinfo dozen’: we removed 17 additional Pages, Groups, and Instagram accounts tied to the disinfo dozen....” [pg. 7]

The term “disinfo dozen” was coined by the Center for Counter Digital Hate, an organization that has been itself described as an extremist organization promoting hate speech, and promoted on March 24th, 2021 via a series of coordinated press releases that were taken up by the world's major media outlets, resulting in over 23,000 results on the internet referencing and reifying this defamatory phrase. 

 

 

The video above covers the story of multi-year censorship attempts against GreenMedInfo.com from beginning to present. You can also learn more about the CCDH to publish what amounted to a 'digital hit list' in previous reports here and here.

 

(Source: Google search Sept. 17th, 2022).

 

CCDH's Defamatory Statements Disproved by Facebook, Yet Continue to Spread Around the World

Missouri state senator Josh Hawley (R) has described CCDH as a 'foreign dark money group,’ whose funding and controllers still remains a mystery to the world, despite having exerted an almost puppeteer-level influence on US politics and the largest Big Tech companies on the planet.

 

In another email exchange between Meta and the Surgeon General dated August 20, 2021, the extent of the surveillance and targeting by Meta done on behalf of the whitehouse on these dozen citizens is revealed: 

“We’ve specifically investigated the people sometimes identified in the media as the ‘Disinfo Dozen.’ We’ve applied penalties to some of their website domains as well so any posts, including their website content, are moved lower in News Feed. The remaining accounts associated with these individuals are not posting content that breaks our rules, have only posted a small amount of violating content, which we’ve removed, or are simply inactive. In fact, these 12 people are responsible for about just 0.05% of all views of vaccine-related content on Facebook. This includes all vaccine-related posts they’ve shared, whether true or false, as well as URLs associated with these people. In total, we removed three dozen Pages, groups and Facdebook or Instagram accounts linked to these people, including at least one linked to each of the 12 people, for violating our policies.” [pg. 6] 

Ironically, in this email, Meta acknowledged that despite false accusations by the Center for Countering Digital Hate that only twelve individuals were responsible for the majority of vaccine-related misinformation on Facebook (a lie that was parrotted as fact by 14 state attorneys general, the international media, the Surgeon General, the whitehouse press secretary, and the President of the United States himself), only .05% of the content associated with their accounts was even vaccine-related at all.

Indeed, we reported on this back in August when Facebook's VP of Content Policy revealed that the narrative that the "disinfo dozen" is responsible for the majority of misinformation on vaccines was a "fault narrative," based on "no evidence." You can read that report here: BREAKING: "Disinformation Dozen": A 'Faulty Narrative' With No Evidence, Says Facebook, Despite 16,000 News Headlines

The larger issue, however, is the way in which the federal government and Big Tech platforms like Facebook colluded to suppress the speech of literally hundreds of millions of users by modifying their acceptable speech algorithms. 

The lawsuit petitioners commented,

“Under the First Amendment, the federal Government should have no role in policing private speech or picking winners and losers in the marketplace of ideas. But that is what federal officials are doing, on a massive scale – a scale whose full scope and impact is yet to be determined.’

In a recent Congressional hearing on the topic, Senator Hawley stated the following after interviewing Meta (Faceboook) senior executive Chris Cox: 

 “My view is, is that the US gov is bound by the First Amendment. They cannnot encourage, coerce, or incite or collude with a private party to get around the 1st amendment. But you just said to m e today that that is basically what they did. That you coordinated with them, repeatedly, over a pattern of months and year, to adjust and target your speech policies for protected speech, at the behest of the us governments. I have to tell you, I have a big problem with that. And I think all of your users should to."

More Email Communications Ordered to be Released by White House

Following closely on the heels of Landry and Schmitt’s lawsuit, US District Judge Terry Doughty (LA) ordered the white house on 9/06/22 to turn over additional emails that press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top officials sent to social media companies. The white house has 21 days to comply. 

The order states: 

“We know that administration officials and federal bureaucrats requested these companies to censor legitimate news stories and public discourse regarding the COVID-19 pandemic under the guise of combatting misinformation, disinformation, and election interference…

We write to express our continued concerns with the behavior of your administration and federal agencies, and to request documents and information regarding these reports.”

The truth is finally getting out.  Stay tuned for more updates. And in the meantime, please take the following calls to action: 

  • Add your voice to the Stand for Health Freedom campaign: "We are more than 12": Let’s keep Americans united in conversation about informed consent and public health.
  • Become a member of GreenMedInfo.com, or make a donation, so we can continue to be a source of non-pharma funded or influenced health information dedicated to providing you access to the research you need to make healthy and independent choices for you and your family. 
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  • Join a special livestream on the topics covered in this article on Sunday, Sept 18th at 12 pm on Unite.live. Get access here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.
Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

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